Growth

Growth is a collection of poetry using historical events to identify its impact on a young boy’s life as he matures from childhood to adulthood.

Childhood: First Memories | Flower, Belt, and Birthmark | The Dunny Can Man | The Fight | Bullies Vanquished | The Pedal Car | Confession | The Kittens | The Tree House | Old Men in the Shadows

Puberty: First Kiss | Last Beating | I Walk the Line | Riding My Tanka Bike

Adolescence: Home for Men | Desolation | Aftermath | Funnel | Beach of Belonging | Island of Sand

Adulthood: Conscription | Jungle of Thoughts | Night in Life | The Charge | Night with the Gypsies | Last Rites | White Witch Virginia | River Bank | Black Night | Night on the Beach | Life | A Day in Spain

Maturity: The Race | Southern Ocean | Passage | Expression | Lover’s Call | Touch | Relation of Being

Wisdom: A Gathering of Vanished Days | Growth | A Heart of Changes | Boys Will Be Boys | Unfulfilled | Melancholy | Four Horsemen | Apocalypse | Future Shock | Friend


Published by Adelaide Books of New York and available on Amazon and Adelaide Books in paperback and Kindle versions.